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Please help! what is the difference between iron deficient anemia and other anemias?

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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics

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Iron deficiency anemia simply means the patient has low or no iron stores in their bone marrow and organs caused by decreased iron food intake, bleeding as menses, or blood in bowel movement or nosebleeds.
Other forms of anemia are associated with break-up of red cells, Folic Acid or B12 deficiency or other forms as spherocytic anemia. Please check with your doctor to have case reviewed.

In brief: Okay

Iron deficiency anemia simply means the patient has low or no iron stores in their bone marrow and organs caused by decreased iron food intake, bleeding as menses, or blood in bowel movement or nosebleeds.
Other forms of anemia are associated with break-up of red cells, Folic Acid or B12 deficiency or other forms as spherocytic anemia. Please check with your doctor to have case reviewed.
Dr. Louis Cooper
Dr. Louis Cooper
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